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morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
why. that will do it for us. thanks for getting up for a special edition of american morning. head to our blog. we hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> see you back here on monday. the news continues with kyra phillips. >> good morning and thanks. we are going to get right to the breaking news in san bruno, california. the neighborhood fire has been burn for almost 12 hours. natural gas feeding it. that fire is still so intense that crews can't even look for victims yet. at least three people are reported dead. the fire captain expects the numbers to rise. two dozen have been hurt and 100 homes damaged. it started with a ruptured gas line and a huge explosion. a team with the ntsb is headed to see what went wrong. crews and the red cross and doctors, nurses and neighborhoods were turned upside down in a flash. the blast and fire was so sudden and intense, people barely had time to react. one survivor said that the car bumper actually melted as he was racing away. he is talking with survivors. dan? >> we are in the bark parking lot of a parking mall. this is where many of the evacu
: they haven't called yet. jenna: you've got to get on that. thank you for joining us everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: we are learning about a new possible federal policy change, yet another one on illegal immigration. one that looks like it asks police officers to give some illegal immigrants a free pass. that's where we begin "america live." hi, everybody i'm megyn kelly. megyn: this has been an evolving thing we've been watching closely. here is how the latest policy change would work. if police pulled someone over for a traffic stop and discovered they are in the country illega illegally the poe would be forced to let that person go without calling federal agents, unless that individual is already a convicted felon. critics, not surprisingly, are already blasting the proposal. trace gallagher has the details live from our west coast newsroom. trace, here we go again. >> reporter: hey, megyn, the reason the critics are blasting this proposal is because if it is in fact adopted it would amount to a catch and release program. just so we all know what we are talking abou
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
. the state department tells u.s. embassies to prepare for the worst. two days before a florida preacher plans to burn islam's holy book. >>> and spears sued. a former bodyguard hits the pop princess with a lawsuit and some disturbing allegations. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 9, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. remnants of tropical storm of hermine are still carrying heavy rains and the threat of flooding today. strong thunderstorms poured heavy rain into oklahoma and there are reports of at least two tornado sightings in texas. an eyewitness grabbed this shot of a tornado on his iphone. several twisters touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a truck's whose rig was slammed into a paint warehouse. the lone star state got at much as 10 inches in the lone star state. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally,
the city. >>> koran controversy. a florida minister's plans to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes
a florida church wants to burn copies of the koran. before you say anything, the u.s. commander in afghanistan says it's a terrible idea that could put our troops in harm's way. with the end of ramadan, just days away, with that celebration could come on the very same day as the anniversary of 9/11 that could change how american-muslims celebrate. >>> also, the am fix blog is up and running. we've love for you to weigh in. join a live conversation by going to cnn.com/amfix. >>> let's begin, though, with the election. eight weeks away. republicans gaining, the economy sliding along with the democrats at this point. it's looking like a long uphill climb for the president and democratic party. 56 days remain until the midterm elections. >> yeah. and it's been a rough start for democrats. we take a look at our new cnn opinion research poll released just moments ago, suggested that republicans may be winning the confidence when it comes to handling the economy. a pretty stunning reversal of what we've seen in other polls. with 46% favoring the gop. 43% backing the democrats. the pres
davis, eddie vedder, natalie maines and dennis reardone, thank you for joining us on this special edition of "larry king live." thank you all. thank you guys. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> larry: anderson cooper and "ac 360" is next. >> thanks, larry. >>> thanks for joining us. breaking news, the im hachlt m who wants to build that islamic community center and mosque near ground zero is breaking his silence, telling us whether definitely he is willing to move the plans or not. >>> u.s. military says burning the koran will endanger our troops. does the pastor care? we'll ask him. he says he's doing this to honor the 9/11 victims, but does he even know the names of any of those who lost their lives? >>> the case of a congresswoman who gave her relatives and staffer's relatives tens of thousands in charity similarship money instead of needy kids in her district like she was supposed to. she says she wasn't paying attention to it, but now we have letters that appear to claim the opposite. she was steering the scholarships not to the colleges but directly into a relative
this. we all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole, created by this economic crisis. >> reporter: absolutely, jim. you know, speaking to different audiences as well. you saw there in milwaukee, labor day crowd, union folks, he was trying to rally the democratic base. get them enthusiastic about this midterm election. so far we have seen a lot more energy and enthusiasm on the republican side. on the other hand, you have republican and independent voters who have expressed a lot of concern about all of the federal spending here in washington. as you add up that tab, to $350 billion, in new programs, bottom line is that there's not going to be a second stimulus plan. they know that's fraught with all kinds of political danger. number one. people concerned about spending. number two, the fact that the first stimulus is a political dirty word now. very controversial. republicans have said it didn't work. democrats say it worked. maybe not as quickly as some wanted. bottom line, they don't want to call eight second stimulus. when you add t
"rick's list." my thanks to barbara starr for bringing us up to date on this story. if anything else develops we'll bring it to you as well. we'll also be cactus league on ton -- also be keying on the situation in boulder, colorado, the latest on those fires now declared a state of emergency and also the latest on the tropical storm now going into inland texas and parts of oklahoma. we're worried a little bit about flash flooding so we'll be following that. all that and more here on primetime edition of "rick's list." now my colleague wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> thanks very much, rick. happening now it's a major break from president obama. just weeks after leaving his post the former white house budget director now arguing for a temporary extension of the controversial bush era tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> plus as ohio goes so goes the nation? the phrase rings true as democrats struggling right now to hold on to critical seats in time for november's mid term election. the best political team on television is in ohio right now live with the cnn election express. i'
know, defending all of us and, i don't know i feel the least i can do is give a pint of blood. >> reporter: and gustavo silva will be back hear in court in three weeks to enter pleas to all the charges against him -- back here in court in three weeks. rita williams. >>> police in newarck today said a man found dead near the w hotel died of a shot wound. an autopsy was performed early this morning on hughes. it determined the bullet struck him in the neck. police who were called to the hotel sunday night to break up a big pool party say they heard gunshots but never saw hughes. >>> the first paid television commercial promoting a medical marijuana club is now running in the sacramento area, it may be a sign of things to come here in the bay area. cannabis clubs are an ongoing battle. and some clubs say commercials may help them. >> reporter: advertising is one way to measure how fast an industry is growing and if you look at the popular san jose metro newspaper you can see several ads. now many pot owners are thinking about escalating the battle with the city with more tv adver
conference i thought. >> a little different. >> thanks for joining us. world news is next. i'm cheryl jenning autos hope to see you >>> tonight on "world news," the fight is on. the campaign showdown on taxes and the economy. as the president calls out republicans by name. >>> and they are under water in parts of texas, swamped by a foot of rain from hermine. rescues at the last minute. >>> "world news" investigates. what if translators for u.s. soldiers in afghanistan only pretended to know the language? the wrong world can be fatal. brian ross is here. >>> and getting answers on your health. dr. oz talks about his cancer scare. we ask more questions about preventing cancer for everyone. >>> and here east's a dancing d. new scientific proof how you can be a star when your friends go dancing. >>> good evening. it will be the big battle to the finish line in november, and this is the question -- how big a tax cut will you get next year? and should taxes increase on the wealthiest americans? we have an exclusive interview with the president tonight. he walked into the lion's de
of the region's quickly rising waters. firefighters had to use ladders to reach some folks stranded on top of their homes. at least two people are reported dead in all of this. this storm also created a series of tornadoes in the dallas-fort worth area, reports of eight tornadoes swirling, some right through central dallas, moving over buildings, one tornado hit a shopping center, scattering debris all over the place. jenna: imagine seeing this giant dark cloud coming towards you, a helicopter tv crew caught this on camera. watch for the flashes of light by that tower on your screen there. that's the funnel cloud that is slamming into power lines. just imagine that. there were power outages, no reports of any serious injuries. that's a good thing, but quite a scary situation. >>> also check this out, also in dallas, several funnel clouds forming after the heavy rains moved out. you can see the tornadoes moving across the sky there as the sun is trying to break out through some of those dark clouds. >>> well, where are folks feeling the rest of this storm now? meteorologist janice dean is w
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleased but intern
is preparing to announce his $350 billion plan to get comet rolling again. the swhous avoiding using words stimulus. republicans say it's not enough. and there's a live report from cnn's ed henry following the president in ohio. >>> and the am blog up is and running this morning. >>> so we're hearing from the person that is behind the mosque that is set to be built behind ground zero. the imam says the project will go forward. >>' dresses t he addresses the debate saying "i imvery sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11 as are my fellow leaders of many faiths. we will accordingly seek the support of those families and the support of our vibrant neighborhood as we consider the ultimate plans for the community center. our objective has always been to make this a center for unification and healing." the imam just returned from a trip to the middle east promoting u.s.-muslim relations. >> reporter: you never heard him speak, this is what the imam has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should worship one god, love and adore the one guy. >
>>> and a serial killer action figure on sale at toys "r" us. it is a fictional tv character dexter, but fiction or not, a serial killer doll for kids? >>> and former usc star running back reggie bush could become the first player to ever be stripped of a heisman trophy, not even o.j. simpson had his taken away. >>> and tomorrow the president continues talking about the economy, and taking his message on the road to cleveland. that's where he'll outline some major tax breaks to motivate businesses to start hiring and spending money on research and development. just yesterday, the president announced a $50 billion plan to rebuild and expand roads, railways, and runways. but even these new proposals, the white house are staying far away from calling it a second stimulus. nbc's savannah guthrie is at the white house. i imagine they're avoiding calling it a stimulus because of the critics and what they'll get in backlash, but robert gibbs was asked about it repeatedly today. >> reporter: we asked him about it. it was one of the occasions where the white house press secretary seems to ti
headquarters with the latest. >> people who live in the apartment complex tell us they knew something was wrong when they heard a woman screaming. a 17-year-old found her mother and mother's boyfriend trapped inside their burning apartment. >> this is very sad. >> when she called 911 to report a fire, never dreamed her neighbor's apartment would turn into a crime scene. firefighters found a small fire burning an apartment with a couple inside. >> we don't think their injuries were caused by the fire. it looks like there was another cause. >> investigators say is unclear whether a domestic dispute or third party is to blame. >> it is heartbreaking. this woman had four beautiful children. >> friends say the couple was raising two girls and two boys. >> all of them are good kids, well-be saved. -- well-behaved. she was an exceptional mom to those kids. to know their mother is gone is heart wrenching. >> neighbors tell us the youngest children walk come to school -- walked home from school and encountered their building cordoned off. the victims friends word -- worried about the impact it will have
september 13th, 7:00. good morning and thanks for being with us, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. a lot of redskins fans will be going on little sleep this morning after a nail-biting win against the cowboys. it came down to the final play. it looked like things were tied up with no time on the clock. but hold on. there was a holding penalty on dallas. the play was wiped out and the redskins were handed a victory. i don't like how that sounds -- handed a victory. the guy shouldn't have pulled him like that. dave ross will join us coming up in just a few minutes. >> we'll take the victory. >> exactly. >>> a lot of people sleepy eyed because of the game. >> and the vma's. >> a lot of people will enjoy that. >>> tucker that looked ominous with the fog rolling in. >> visibility less than a quarter mile. we have a dense fog advisory to the west until 9:00 this morning. i'll show you the maps and we'll talk about a nice looking monday. as we get into the afternoon. but a dense fog advisory until 9:00. all of the counties in gray. so not t
ground zero. he is back in the u.s. after a 15-day trip to proceed proet -- promote tolerance. it was taxpayer funded by the state department. his wife says her husband plans to comment on the controversy over the lower manhattan location in the coming days. president obama is set to propose $200 billion in tax breaks for businesses tomorrow. the latest part of his new effort to prop up a struggling economy. stu varney tells us there is another part of the story you need to hear. stew varney -- sta*u varney is with me now. 200 billion to help the transportation industry, is this round two of the stimulus? >> reporter: essentially it is the latest new stimulus plan. >> which they denied last week they were doing. tphopbt less something comes out this week and it looks like stimulus. >> reporter: just don't call it stimulus. 50 billion for planes, trains and automobiles, largely seen as a give away to unions, unlikely to pass in congress. $2 billion in tax breaks. we don't know the details. accepts very suspicious of the details, again unlikely to pass in the congress. so, big n
of the image. >> too bad tony harris is off. he could show us a few moves. thank you, josh. very good advice. take heart, gentlemen, if you want to be sexy. >> move that wrist is shoulder. >> there's no saving you, so let's move on. the big stories for wednesday, september 8th, and it is a big day -- >> still feels really surreal. >> it doesn't sink in until we have visual confirmation by us. it's hard to sink in. >> they are about to get it sunken in, dozens of colorado families wait to see if their homes are still standing. one family wondering where their son's wedding will be next week as out of control fires tear through canyons outside of boulder. >>> president obama, anything to get the economy moving, and with the announcement later today, expect a fair amount of swiping at republicans. >>> for the first time on new york television, the new york imam behind the islamic center and mosque near ground zero. hear why he plans to go ahead with it. >> good morning, i'm drew griffin. tony harris is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> 100
, where the passengers on flight 93, believed to be on-target to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house. >>> and this takes place against a highly-politicized backdrop. pastor terry jones, who was calling on a burn for korans today, is now in new york city. he's planned to meet with the imam who is in charge of the islamic cultural center near ground zero. and there's been angry street protests, over the koran burning. raising the question if the damage has been done anyway. our martha raddatz is over in afghanistan this morning. we're going to go to her in a moment. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protests over the proposed mosque. and today will be no exception. but there will also be memorials. john berman is there. good morning, john. >> reporter: it's a beautiful morning here in new york, just as it was nine years ago, as many people remember. there will be the solemn ceremonies. but also today, also controversy. the dueling demonstrations. and now, the arrival of that pastor from florida. >> you had a lot to say before. >> reporter: not a lot o
, soledad o'brien joins us with an explosive exclusive just ahead. >>> extreme weather as well. floods, fires, tornadoes, getting the latest on a state of emergency issued in texas after tearing across parts of dallas. also, there's a new storm slowly creeping towards us as well. rob's going to break it down. >>> and president obama pushing new ideas for economic growth and slamming the republicans for putting up road blocks. but will it be the downfall in november. our jim acosta is following that. he's live in washington just ahead. >>> the am fix blog is up and running. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> we begin with the cnn exclusive at that world is waiting to see and now reacting to soledad o'brien's riveting one-on-one with imam rauf. >> the mosque is being built near ground zero in manhattan. the imam has not talked about this until now and telling cnn that he regrets such pain but it may be dangerous to back down now. >> soledad was up late last night and she's here now. what did he have to say? >> i think this is a person that's well-known for being a moderate. in the muslim world, th
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
. thanks for joining us. >> apparently i stole an irish phrase when i said top of the morning. >> how dare she steal top of the morning? i should give you the rights to say that. thank you, you have the right to say it. >> i should come up with a swedish phrase. >> for today call me patio furniture. that will be my nickname. >> how do we say fox news alert in irish? we have to begin with the headlines and fox news alert. u.s. and iraqi forces confirming that four suspected terrorists escaped from a prison in baghdad. all four men with ties to al-qaida were facing the death penalty. uh-oh! they're being held in the u.s.-controlled portion of tar kwu e prison, only one still under u.s. military control look at this video out of texas. those are cars peeking out of the floodwater. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, hermine, ok, being blamed for two deaths, unfortunately, there and forcing more than 100 high water rescues and some great video out of oklahoma where at least three tornadoes were reported. power lines knocked down because of the heavy winds and the rain there. four people a
if republicans win. democrats are using ohio congressman john boehner has a critical campaign issue. >> gregg: fedel and state investigators now saying a natural gas pipeline that exploded close to san francisco was considered high risk because it ran through a highly populated area. that explosion devastating a neighbor in sant bruno killing t least four people, injuring nearly 60 others. dozens of homes leveled by the blastith many more suffering severe damage. residents now slowly being led back into their homes. >> we will be taking the residents in as groups. as we told you before, residents wille next at their home sites we are be to assisting in reestablishing and ensuring the safety of the utilities at each residence. >> claudia, what have you learned. >> reporter: for hundreds of residents whose homes were not severely damaged, they get to go home. hundreds of residtsenave gathered here at skyline community college in san bruno. they showing photo i.d. and now being escorted in shifts back into their neighborhood that was rocked by a deadly pipeline explosion. you can see the scene a
next to us and then ours was third to go. >> the area is very steep and rugged. it could take several days to get that fire under control. illegal immigrants who cannot get into the u.s. by land coming by sea? authorities just arrested 20 mexicans at san clemente state beach in originange county, california. one woman broke her leg jumping from the boat. meanwhile, the daredevil known as skyscraper man is at it again. dan goodwin climbed up the 58-story millennium tower using suction cups. >> crazy. >> some residents even toasted his climb as they watched him through the windows of their luxury apartments? it's great entertainment really. he was arrested after he reached the top. he calls himself spider dan appropriately raising awareness of the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terror attacks. > >> thing is you get tired of waiting for the elevators with suction cups and then at the last minute will come down. >> meanwhile, president obama detailing his latest idea to jump-start the economy and create jobs with a $50 billion infrastructure spending free and tomorrow the president will
to be. gives them some certainty. >> reporte >> they would have us borrow $700 billion over the next ten years to give a tax cut of about $100,000, each, to folks who are already millionaires. >> reporter: the president has been going after john boehner for days now. >> the republican who thinks he's going to take over as speaker -- i'm just saying, that's his opinion. he's entitled to his opinion. >> reporter: today, the president mentioned him by name eight times. >> mr. boehner. >> reporter: he's trying to make boehner his defake coe republican opponent. seizing on a speech boehner gave just over two weeks ago. >> there were no new ideas. there was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decade that they were in power. >> reporter: and diane, president obama was full of praise for some republicans today, reagan, eisenhower, lincoln. all of whom are dead. he called those great leaders, and suggested the current crop of republicans is not. diane? >> well, thank you, jake. and as you just told us, the white house does argue that this is the choice. either america bo
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> we're not pulling the trigger. we're not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington religious leaders have all pressured jones to back off and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti-muslim sentiment across america. >> i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jooesz jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he'll go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: gut tbut the gover is holding out hope between now and saturday americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy before. he left a church in germany after allegations he wa
at truck stops and cheap motels. >> reporter: she said pimps use craigslist to sell her for sex. >> the "world news" story actually helped because it built a public sympathy that pushed craigslist to shut their adult services section down and to help young people understand that people actually care and want them to get help. >> the website stands to lose a lot of money here. the adult services section was expected to bring in $45 million this year. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> top u.s. military commanders in afghanistan are warning that plans by a florida church to burn copies of the koran could endanger the lives of american soldiers. that warning comes amid angry anti-american protests in afghanistan. demonstrators are enraged at the announcement of the planned koran burning which will coincide with the commemoration of the 9/11 attacks this weekend. the gainesville church has been denied a permit for the bonfire but says it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
. censored. it appears where "adult services" used to be. at first glance it seems their virtual red light district disappeared into cyberspace. but after a simple point and click on the site we found adult services still on craigslist, in plain sight, under a different category. casual encounters. craigslist contended all along taking down the adult services section would only drive sex ads to other parts of the site. that's what happened. we found several ads like this one, seeking young beautiful ladies, give us a call, pay to play. this certainly isn't what the group of attorneys general had in mind when they wrote a joint letter to craigslist last month calling for the section to be removed. >> if it does migrate to another part of craigslist, then this will be another battle that we have to fight in this war. >> reporter: last month, this young woman talked to abc's david wright. >> i was sold for sex by the hour at truck stops and cheap motels. >> reporter: she said pimps use craigslist to sell her for sex. >> the "world news" story actually helped because it built a public sympathy
find more democrats to come out. when you look at our poll, the folks that tell us they're not likely to vote, they actually approve of the president's job with 75% approval rating. these are minorities and young voters. they have no interest in this election, if they get interested, they could close that gap. >> how do you get them interested? >> look, that's what the president's trying to do. here's what's odd. turnout goes up, people get enthusiastic about voting when they're unhappy. this small slice of voters, it's only 10% of the electorate, they're happy with the president, they're happy with democrats so they don't see a reason to get off their keisters and go out and vote right now. maybe that will change, but i'll be honest, our pollsters tell us it's very unlikely. >> let's take a look at who voters want to control congress. and the poll shows there's a tie, 43% of all responders would like to see democrats hold congress, 43% would like to see republicans gain control of congress. but when you boil that down to likely voters, the republicans have a 9 point advantage. >> let
department has put u.s. embassies around the world on alert, ordered them to review their security before any violence against america erupts. and the fbi reportedly is collecting information about the plan to burn the koran. officials may have no power to stop it, given jones' constitutional right to free expression. president obama lambasted jones' plans with a reminder about america's fundamental beliefs. >> i just hope he understands that what he's proposing to do is completely contrary to our values as americans. >> and politicians from both ends of the spectrum slam the plan. sarah palin called it an unnecessary provocation. senator john mccain begged jones not to do it via twitter. but a group known as the agenda project has released a video accusing them of stirring out fervor with their own fight against a planned mosque near ground zero. and that fervor may be growing. the fbi is investigating vandalism at a phoenix mosque. blamed a fire in tennessee on an arsonist. hartford, connecticut was planning to allow local imams to give a muslim prayer at the start of the council meetings,
weekend. and david petraeus said the church's actions could put u.s. troops at risk. >> did you see this video while you were away? a college football player riding on a moped, head-on into a pickup truck. the guy gets up and is essentially okay. we'll talk to him. >> we're launching a new series where we go back to our first jobs and see if we can still handle them. matt's up first. his first job was delivering the news to america. back then it was one newspaper at a time. >> see behind the back. >> you're good. >> let's begin with the woild weather out west. wildfires in colorado. down south, a tropical storm. miguel almiguer has the latest on the wildfire. >> howie: the sun came up in boulder a short time ago. firefighters are beginning to reassess the situation on the ground and see how quickly that spread overnight. it charred 3,500 acres. it destroyed dozens of structures and homes. four homes that went down actually belonged to firefighters. that number will continue to change throughout the day. the four-mile fire canyon began yesterday afternoon and forced the evacuation of
is a former employee of a company that supplies translators to the u.s. saying most translators aren't doing their jobs? brian ross investigates. >> reporter: a u.s. army unit from the 173rd airborne, on patrol in afghanistan, trying to track the source of a taliban rocket attack. the mission will end in a complete failure to communicate because of one member of the team. its translator, the man on the right. a british journalist caught it all on tape. 2008, as the patrol sergeant adams uses his translator, who asks a village elder about the taliban. >> all right. asked him how it's been here. >> reporter: but the translator tells the sergeant the exact opposite thing. >> we are fine, we have no problems here. >> reporter: sergeant genevieve chase says there are plenty of good translators, but still, too many bad ones. >> people who claim to speak the language don't, and when things get a little bit complicated, they're not able to communicate effectively with the locals and get the information that we need. >> reporter: most of the army's afghan translators
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threat
at meetings. he was criticized after 9/11 for saying u.s. supported repressive regimes was partly responsible for the attacks. maintained his remarks on "60 minutes" had been taken out of context. rauf supports israel's right to exist but says as a bridge builder he can't condemn radical palestinian group hamas as terrorists. as for the islamic center near ground zero, he says that, too, is about bridges. >> this is also hour expression of the 99.9% of muslims all over the world, including americans, who have condemned and continue to condemn terrorism. this is about our stand as the muslim community, part of this community. >> reporter: right now this moderate muslim cleric finds him self at the eye of a storm. >> imam feisal abdul rauf will answer more questions tonight at 9:00 eastern on layer lay. rauf will talk with soledad o'brien. you won't see it anywhere else. that's tonight at 9:00 eastern. >>> later today, president obama rolls out massive new tax cuts aimed at jump starting the anemic economy at $350 billion. the price tag is staggering and earning comparisons to the stimulus pack
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u.s. forces in afghanistan, told the "wall street journal" burning the koran could endanger troops and the overall effort. kelly cobiella is in gainesville tonight. kelly, so far the pastor is refusing to change his plans. >> reporter: he's absolutely sticking with this right now, katie. kerry jones says he's not doing this as a publicity stunt. he says he feels a real religious calling and he refuses to back down. >> sooner or later we're going to have to say no to radical islam. >> reporter: terry jones believes radical islam could take over america and the best way to fight back is by sending a radical message: burning a stack of korans on the anniversary of 9/11. >> we see an element of islam that is very radical and we could not get their attention by just sending some type of message. we thought this was a radical message that will get their attention. >> reporter: jones know it is actions of his small church are being felt around the world and he's heard the warnings from general petraeus that his actions could put american soldiers' lives at risk. >> we understand what the
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for that news conference to begin. jim, if you would, give us a sense of the scene at this hour? >> reporter: sure, here at the command center for the fire, people are apprehensive for the weather today. yesterday a firefighters called it a gift, cool and humid. today, not so lucky. dry and a real chance winds could pick up later this afternoon. they are trying to make progress and try to contain it before it happens. several subdivisions opening to areas evacuated but not burned. the real heart of the fire, people not allowed back. people are restless but authorities don't want anybody up there until they feel it's safe. >> any word on the unaccounted for and how they will search for them? >> reporter: searching is difficult because people evacuated from the canyons, staying with friends and families, staying in hotels and around the evacuated area. they are optimistic that nobody has actually been hurt and people have gone off with family and haven't checked in but it's going to be difficult. these houses that have burned, it's just the foundation that's left. >> give us a heads up when th
? >> they told us nothing. i mean, i don't know how anybody cannot repair a smell like that. and not find that smell. especially going to neighborhoods -- there's other neighborhoods that have smelled the same smell, really strong. >> reporter: and for how long have you smelled this? >> for a good three weeks. >> reporter: what did they tell you to do? >> when the head came out, they said shut the door and go inside the house and that was it. and you can see, what happened. it's just ridiculous. >> reporter: now, this morning pg & e did acknowledge that they're aware of this gentleman's accusations, and they say they're poring over their records to see if they were in this neighborhood. but again, ali, still there is a search going on for potential victims here. and until that work is done, pg & e says they can't get close enough to the pipe to really analyze it. >> natural gas is infused with a smell. so the idea is that people should be able to smell it. it's not the natural smell of the gas. they put that in there so when there is a leak and people describe it, the gas company should k
>>> go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that will wrap it up for us. good of you to join us this morning. we'll see you back here again bright and early tomorrow morning. >> cnn "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, guys. we have fascinating pictures and stories for you this hour, including an unwelcomed visitor to dallas. imagine looking out your window and seeing that. and imagine this a pinkie fingertip that cut off and grew back. the woman attached to this hand says that's what happened. and a show like "punked", baghdad style. using death and fear for cheap laughs. it could be one of the most insensitive tv shows ever. i'm kyra phillips. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> i'm just going to say what so many of us are thinking, this small-time florida pastor who is still planning to mark the anniversary of 9/11 with a koran burning is just beyond explanation. his attitude, beyond explanation. however, the subject matter is not. burning the koran is not only the ultimate sign of disrespect to the muslim community in a time when we're involved in two wars, tryin
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